There are a lot of bandsaw blade types on the market today, generating questions about things like what materials will the blade cut, is it the right blade for the machine, and are the dimensions capable of handling a cut.
Understanding bandsaw blade types helps when it comes time to purchase new blades.
There are three bandsaw blade types that all saw blade manufacturers and distributors carry: Carbon, Bi-Metal, and Carbide Blades.
At SawBlade.com, we offer a variety of blades in each of the three categories.
101 Series — Haltbar Flex-Back Carbon Bandsaw Blade
This blade type is made from carbon steel with a flexible back. It is ideal for economical cutting on easy-to-machine ferrous or nonferrous metal and on woods and plastic.
201 Series — Haltbar Hard-Back Carbon Bandsaw Blade
This blade is best suited for all-day production setups. With its spring-tempered backing, it will increase beam strength for straighter, faster cuts that afford a longer blade life versus the flex-back carbon blades.
BI- METAL BLADES
501 Series — Haltbar IC Bandsaw Blade
Ideal for cutting bundles and structural shape materials. It is also recommended for production cutting. This bi-metal blade has a heavy tooth set and is made of M42 high-speed steel.
601 Series — Haltbar M42 Bandsaw Blade
Best for contour and general-purpose cutting of tool, die, and mold steels, stainless steels, nickel-based alloys, and non-ferrous alloys.
701 Series — Haltbar M42 HP Bandsaw Blade
A high-performance bi-metal bandsaw blade with a uniquely designed tooth edge to cut in a fast, pulsating rhythm. Works best in production cutting of exotic and nickel-based alloys, high hardness steels, and other solids.
901 Series — Haltbar M42 Pallet Dismantler
Specifically designed and intended for use in disassembling pallets. This blade resists snagging on nails and has a special tooth set to assure those nails will cut with a minimum of kerf loss.
CT 1001 — Haltbar Foundry Carbide Bandsaw Blade
Can be used to cut tough materials that a bi-metal blade cannot. Its teeth are ground from high-quality, micro-grain carbide cylinders welded to a tough, ductile backing material. Offers exceptional fatigue, shock, and wear resistance when cutting materials like aluminum castings, fiberglass, Masonite, plastics, composite materials, and abrasive woods.
CT 1002 — Haltbar Triple-Chip Carbide Bandsaw Blade
Also used to cut tough materials that a bi-metal blade cannot and also features teeth ground from high-quality, micro-grain carbide cylinders welded to a tough, ductile backing material. It, too, offers exceptional fatigue, shock, and wear resistance when cutting difficult-to-machine steels, high-alloy metals, titanium, stainless steel, Inconel, and more.
An increase in productivity due to the bandsaw blade quality and fit for the product line is a main consideration in the purchase of any bandsaw blade.
With the correct information and helpful knowledge about the different types of bandsaw blades and their materials specifications, time and money are saved – the two most important commodities in business.
This information should help to increase production, produce quality output, and generate cost-effective revenue.